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Fundraising Ticket Donations

Fundraising Ticket Donations

To request a pair of general admission tickets to the Exploratorium for your fundraising event, please e-mail a letter of request on official letterhead to, citing the information listed below. Requests with incomplete information will not be fulfilled. 

  • Event date
  • Contact name and title
  • Contact address (business only;  personal addresses not accepted)
  • Contact phone
  • Contact e-mail
  • A description of what or who the fundraiser's proceeds will support
  • Your organization's 501c3 status and federal ID number

The Exploratorium will donate two (2) complimentary general admission tickets on request, per calendar year, to nonprofit organizations [501(c)(3)] that directly benefit children’s education. Due to the high volume of requests received, we can only donate to organizations affiliated with children’s education in the following nine Bay Area counties: 

  • San Francisco
  • Alameda
  • Napa
  • Sonoma
  • Solano
  • Marin
  • Contra Costa
  • Santa Clara 
  • San Mateo

We will respond to all ticket donation requests in the order received 2 months prior to the event date. If your request has met our guidelines, we will let you know when to expect to receive the tickets. If your request is denied for any reason, we will tell you why. Whether or not we can be a part of your event, the Exploratorium wishes you the best of luck in your fundraising efforts.

Tickets will be mailed to the organization holding the fundraiser as specified in the requested information above. Please note that due to the high volume of requests we receive, we require that you request your donation at least two months in advance of your event date and allow six weeks for processing. To save on costs of mailing and paper, the Exploratorium asks that you do not send us a confirmation of receipt or tax letter for our donation.

Thank you and good luck!